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... Even as voters in Oregon were saying "no" to Measure 80, those in Washington were saying "yes" to I-502, which may soon make a dependable supply of legally obtainable pot available within a short drive of downtown Portland. We’re going to need a new bridge, pronto. ...

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Utah’s marijuana crops — Deseret News Editorial

... There has been a general lessening in recent years of the penalties associated with the use of marijuana, and there are those who argue too many resources are deployed against the production and distribution of the drug. They are missing a larger point.

The growing fields are the enterprise of organized crime, and the cartel believed to be behind many of the operations in Utah is known to be among the most vicious and violent contributors to the spread of lawlessness throughout large portions of Mexico. Whatever efforts are necessary to stop that plague from gaining a foothold in Utah are clearly justified. ...

Time to talk pot — Daily Iowan (University of Iowa) Editorial

.. The societal problems born of the nation’s strict marijuana laws dramatically overshadow the potential consequences of legalizing a drug that is, by any reasonable measure, no more harmful than tobacco or alcohol. The current laws make too many people criminals, greatly exacerbate the massive racial disparity in the American prison system, and simply cost too much to enforce. ...


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Canada’s being left behind in pot reform — The Province, Vancouver, British Columbia

Election shows times a-changin’ — Louisville (Ky.) Courier-Journal Editorial

... [Bob] Dylan’s best advice, along with a warning, may have been to Washington politicians who face an electorate sick of partisan gridlock.

"Senators, congressmen, please heed the call, don’t stand in the doorway, don’t block up the hall," he wrote. "For he that gets hurt will be he who has stalled."

So watch out, because "the times they are a-changin.’"



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